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 (pī′ə, pē′ə)
The pia mater.

pi′al adj.


(ˈpaɪə; ˈpiːə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the innermost of the three membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord
2. (Plants) a herb from East India which has an edible root that produces arrowroot starch
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Noun1.pia - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australiapia - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Tacca, Tacca - genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers
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Turab Khan Jadoon also spoke to the participants on the utility and importance of the law and the role of PIO in implementation of the law.
PIO cardholders get these additional benefits as the new IOC merges both PIO and OCI cards.
The manager said they're planning to purchase more PIOs for other classes in 2015 to replace their ancient DIY desktops.
Public bodies having offices in the field shall designate PIOs for their respective district outlets too, so that citizens desirous of seeking information are able to lodge their requests with the concerned PIOs in the districts.
com with a selection of 41 short films produced by the PIO and other government services.
The PIO explained why the decision not to file charges against Lindsay took so many months.
At the core of PIO is the Parent Management Training curriculum developed by Oregon Social Learning Center scientists and practitioners during the past 50 years.
Singh -- who deals with cases relating to personnel and police departments -- did not impose penalty on any PIO though he dealt with 357 cases in one year.
If a reader can avoid the temptation to respond to every criticism, the information gleaned can prove educational for a department's leadership and PIO, who may learn more about how particular messages play to the community.
In addition, we are making good use of the conference call, which brings human service PIO minds together to address contemporary media matters such as the second round of Child and Family Services Reviews.
Under our constitution, they can only be awarded upon a majority vote of out-of-state court PIOs who judge them severely, and the FCPIO Board can only reject the decision of the out-of-state judges by unanimous vote.